‘You aren’t the one interpreting me, I’ll show you the way to understand me. I take the responsibility to draw the image that the world will have of myself.’
Gentle Unicorn is a solo of subtle beauty and intelligence. In it Bersani approaches the figure and imagery of the unicorn from her own physicality. The artist presents a score of simple movement; the unicorn moves through the space while unfolding small gestures that are amplified thanks to its interpretative quality. The creator embodies that fantastic creature that reveals itself to us as terribly human.
Aerowaves artist profile: Chiara Bersani - Associazione Culturale Corpoceleste — Gentle Unicorn
A forest of vertically balanced poles, vulnerable to the lightest touch. Two performers navigate this precarious environment with the ever-present risk that one mistake could prove catastrophic.
‘Orchard’ teeters on the brink between disaster and success and prolongs that state until it becomes uncomfortably apparent. It is a piece for now, a time when humanity is reluctantly crossing many thresholds, some of which promise to lead to almost inevitable disaster. How can we as humans adapt to overcome the constraints of our environment?
‘Like a rarefied circus act, it is part minimalist dance, part installation. Mesmerising and nerve-wracking.' Neil Norman for Resolution Review, 2018
Aerowaves artist profile: Elinor Lewis with Nuria Legarda Andueza — Orchard